B 17G 42  107076 - The Baltic Sea                                                                  Updated:  09 JUN 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777254.htm Bruce A G 2ndLt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e667050.htm Budzbanowski E S S/Sgt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e667 e667.htm USA
e777257.htm Gallagher N D S/Sgt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777256.htm Rose J C T/Sgt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777258.htm Schneider S S/Sgt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777259.htm Scriffignano P S/Sgt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777253.htm Sundstrom V F 1stLt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
a061001.htm Vlymen Jr. J R 2ndLt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 b020844 c061.htm Nykøbing F
u096097.htm Waluck A Sgt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 b280644 c096.htm Svinø
e777255.htm Weintraub M S/Sgt USAAF 563 p283.htm B17 107076 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM


Mere end 500 amerikanske bombefly var den 9. april 1944 på bombetogt til Polen og Tyskland.
Se 8 af de tabte fly: 
Google Map 9APR1944 og artiklen De satte livet på spil over Sjælland, trykt i en del Sjællandske Medier 9. april 2014, også om dette fly.

Hen på eftermiddagen styrtede to fly i havet øst for Falster, et af dem ud for Bøtø. Fra det ene af dem sprang to mand ud med faldskærm, fra det andet 5-6 mand.
Et af disse fly må antages at have været B17 107076 på vej hjem fra Poznan (her) i Polen.

Et besætningsmedlem fra dette fly, J.R. Vlymen Jr., blev senere fundet omkommet i havstokken ved Bøtø. (Omkring her)

Han blev begravet den 2. august 1944 kl. 5 om morgenen, hvor 8 tyske soldater ankom til kirkegården og gravede en grav på det anviste sted.

Hele resten af besætningen, 9 mand, omkom. Heraf blev en flyver fundet i juni 1944 og begravet på Svinø Kirkegård. Han opgives at være fundet ved/ ud for Stovby.
(FAF) Sgt. A. Waluck blev fundet i vandet, måske omkring her.

J.R. Vlymen Jr. er en af de 5 amerikanske flyvere, der stadig hviler på en kirkegård i Danmark. (Kilde: FAF)

Se tegning af besætningen på en B-17, Foto af en B-17 + B-17 i airmen.dk samt B-17 Ball Turret, Ammunition og Ball Turret Gunner. 10 flyvere.

”More than 500 American bombers passed the southern part of Denmark on 9 April, 1944 on their way to targets in Poland and Germany.
About 10 American planes crashed on Lolland or in the sea around Lolland-Falster. (See 8 of the lost planes:
Google Map 9APR1944.)

In the afternoon two planes crashed into the sea east of Falster, one of them off Bøtø. Two men bailed out with parachutes from one of them, from the other 5-6 men.
One of these planes is considered to have been
B17 107076 on its way back from Poznan (here) in Poland.

A member of the crew from this plane, J.R. Vlymen Jr.,was later found perished on the beach at Bøtø. (About here)

He was buried on 2 August, 1944 at 5 a.m. when 8 German soldiers arrived at the cemetery and dug a grave at a place shown to them.

The rest of the crew, 9 men, perished. One of these was an airman found in June 1944 and buried in Svinø Churchyard. Records say that he was found at/off Stovby.
(FAF) Sgt A. Waluck was found in the water, maybe about
here.

J.R. Vlymen Jr. is one of 5 American airmen, who still rest in a churchyard in Denmark.
See a drawing of the crew of a B-17, Photo of  a B-17 + B-17s in airmen.dk and B-17 Ball Turret, Ammunition and the story of a Ball Turret Gunner.

This B-17 was from 563rd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group, 45 Combat Bombardment Wing, 1 Bombardment Division of 8 AF, USAAF.
See also  388th Bomb Group * 563d Flying Training Squadron * 388th Operations Group. It took off from  RAF Knettishall - USAAF Station 136. 10 airmen.